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Remarks by President, Vice President, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing
March 22, 2020

President Donald J. Trump, joined by members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, listens to a reporter’s question at a coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Sunday, March 22, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)James S. Brady Press Briefing Room


Q — Secondly, did you send a letter to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, seeking cooperation with the coronavirus?

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah. With numerous countries. Yeah.

Q And, if so, what type of —

THE PRESIDENT: Sure. With numerous countries. If they need help, we’ll give them help. There’s nobody has what we have, especially with the new tests that are coming out. North Korea, Iran, by the way, and others. We are open for helping other countries. And this is a very serious time and North Korea is going through something.

Iran is going through something very, very strong. We let — Iran is really going through a very difficult period with respect to this, as you know.

So I’ve put the — it’s really a glad hand, it’s all it is, to North Korea, to Iran, and to many other countries. And we’re working with — as the Doctor can say, we’re working with many countries, with respect to the problems that they have. Again, it’s over 140 countries right now. But North Korea, Iran, and many of the countries, we will help and we’re willing to.  [Full Text]